SLSGB Surf Coach Safety

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  • 3 days

  • Up to 10 people
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    Coast to Coast Water Safety

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    Churchstow, GB

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    This is a 3 day activity

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  • Description

    This course provides you with the minimum recognised standard qualification for those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activities.

    It is giving the necessary skills and knowledge to provide rescue response and life support in order to demonstrate a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction. See award specification here:

    Price includes : lifeguard and first aid manuals, examination fees, access to the Coast to Coast online learning platform.

    Minimum age : 16 yrs

    Validity: 24 months from assessment, then 12 month annual proficiency (as long as validity has not lapsed)

    Pre-requisites :

    -You need to be able to complete the fitness test:

    1/100m run / 100m swim / 100m run

    2/200m timed swim in under 5 minutes in a pool or 5min30 in the sea

    -To do the course you will need to be a current member of SLSGB: follow the

    link to create or renew your SLSGB membership (+ £30):



    Online session on Monday 24th June at 7pm to open the course, cover some of the theory and get you started to prepare the course.



    1. Wednesday 26th June, 8:30am-5:30pm
    2. Thursday 27th June, 8:30am-5:30pm
    3. Friday 28th June, 8:30am-5:30pm


    Churchstow village hall for the First Aid and theory

    Challaborough beach for water work

    Quayside Leisure Centre (Kingsbridge) for the swim test

    The courses are taking place at the following locations:

    Challaborough beach (TQ7 4HU) for the beach and water work

    Churchstow village hall (TQ7 3RD) for the theory and first aid


    Unfortunately, we can not give you a refund - we can transfer you to another course on the same year occurring a £50 admin fee.


    .Signed up paid member of SLSGB before the course start date.

    .Being able to swim 200m without stopping in less than 5 minutes

    What to bring

    -Wetsuit - suitable for the activity and time of year

    -Packed lunch

    -Warm comfortable clothing suitable for indoor first aid scenarios


    Award aims: applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support.

    Training and assessment process: Trained and assessed throughout the course by a SLSGB trainer assessor.


    1. Online tests
    2. Physical fitness tests
    3. Water and beach based practical
    4. First aid scenarios

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